Climbing up a big American stone

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Last Sunday, my Dad and I paid a visit to Stone Mountain. Previously we had visited in 2008 and 2010; I don’t think I could get bored of it. Surrounding the area are beautiful forests which, when you get to the top of the mountain, are seen for miles into the distance. The main attraction is simply a mountain of stone, formed as a consequence of the Earth’s natural behaviour to crush itself over a long period of time. I have made a short video on this as well – apologies for the shakiness, walking is difficult to do without moving my body!

There are lots of pleasant places to walk through, like here, a lake:

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We are free to roam almost anywhere. All sorts of leisure activities take place, such as canoeing, cycling, jogging, BBQs or, like unadorned folk such as us, some general walking. The trees were very friendly:

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July, having been the hottest month, meant we were treated to some pleasant August weather. Atlanta’s humidity was still there, the wind comforted us by blowing it away, and when I sat down on the granite… well, let’s just say I sizzled.

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Atlanta, looking like it’s been patted with soot.

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The steepest bit of the granite:

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Dad: We need to take some flying and jumping photos.

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Dad: We should try something different as well. . . Oh, look the moon! Why don’t you eat it or something?

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And just when my head began pulsating…Photobucket

…I got excited again.

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The video shows more details of the day. I hope it doesn’t cause any nausea!

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